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Hi I'm Rachel, I'm 26 and I have been experiencing severe adrenal insufficiency symptoms for the past few months. Enough to impact my job where I own my own business and constantly have to cancel and reschedule clients or leave work early. I'm waiting to get into an endocrinologist in a few weeks, but in the mean time I wanted to see if anyone can help me pinpoint what might be going on. I feel like a crazy person. So I'll start with my symptoms...
-severe fatigue (being the worst, sometimes I feel like falling asleep while driving even though I go to bed at a decent time and get plenty of sleep...it is worse starting from about mid day until about 6-7 o'clock.)
-dizziness/weakness- (some days are worse than others, but the dizziness comes on randomly, but eating something does seem to help some.)
-salt and sugar craving all the time. (I know with diseases like Addison's disease people seem to lose weight or don't have an appetite, I seem to be hungry more often and seem to be gaining weight.
-not sure if this has anything to do with adrenals but my glands in my neck hurt and feel swollen everyday for the past at least month maybe a month and a 1/2.
-hot flash type of feeling in face. (Feel like I have a fever but I don't)
-cold hands and feet most of the time.(I have previously been diagnosed with anemia.
I want to add that I have had 2 cortisol blood tests done which were both abnormal. One was done first thing in the morning and it was too low...my next one was done in the afternoon around 4:00 and it was too high...has anyone had this happen or know what it might mean?
I'm sure there are other symptoms I have had that I can't think of at the moment, but I just want to talk to someone who has been in the same boat as me...thanks a lot!
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